Wearing Your Many Hats – Managing Life While Writing
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Most writers will agree with me that the biggest challenge in their writing project is not letting their lives highjack their project.

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Historical Storytelling – How to Master Your Craft for a Genre Audiences Love
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If you love historical storytelling as much as I do, there’s no time like the present to master your craft. Writing and researching history for entertainment purposes requires the writer to wholly immerse themselves into the time period to the point where everything the reader can imagine seeing, feeling, smelling, hearing, etc., embeds them within the time period of the story.

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Reader Magnets and Cross-Promotion or What is BookFunnel?
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If you’ve never checked out BookFunnel you’re missing out on a major marketing tool to attract and retain readers. Author B.A. Bellec discusses some of the highlights of the program and shows us samples of the ways he’s using the platform.

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Breaking Old Reading Habits
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I’ve compiled a list that I hope might convince those who think they hate literary novels to give it a fair try using my list as a guide. I am convinced those who hate, hate, hate it were coerced to read literary before they were ready—that is they were too young or didn’t yet have the background—that can be read as, “didn’t have the equipment yet”—to understand it, much less to appreciate it. I mean, I know of no one who jumped into James Joyce without proper guidance who loves his work. For that matter, I know no one at all who is head-over-heels for it, no matter what the circumstances.

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Why is The Nightmare Before Christmas still so Popular?
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Sometimes a movie comes along and stands the test of time, staying mainstream for generations and influencing culture in ways the people working on the project could have never imagined.

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Capturing Convincing Settings
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During his author talks, Randy Overbeck is often asked if he grew up in the locales of his stories—the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake bay, Cape May, New Jersey and the Gulf Coast of Florida. Readers are often surprised by his answer – NO! Today, he shares four suggestions on how to make your settings come alive.

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Submitting Manuscripts to Small Publishers
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Most aspiring authors go straight to literary agents when pursuing traditional publication, because many, if not all, the larger publishers will only consider manuscripts from agents. But, is that the best path for you?

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Dream Big and Work Hard!
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How did a finance major transition into a novelist and music producer with projects spanning the globe? BIG DREAMS AND HARD WORK!

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The Importance of Note Taking in Fiction Writing
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I take so many notes when I write my fiction. I have about 3 or 5 reference documents on top of the story and the outline. Why do I do this?

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So a Reviewer Said Yes. Now what?!
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Here are a few ideas to dress up a review copy. They will do big things for your submission. They make it easier for your reviewer to get the information she needs for her review, including metadata.

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